Church of St Peter, Wolfhampcote

Description of this historic site

The Church of St Peter which was built during the Medieval period. It is situated 100m south east of Wolfhampcote Hall.

Notes about this historic site

1 Chancel, nave, N chapel, N and S aisles, tower and S porch. The present church was built in the 14th century, the tower in the W end of the N aisle in the 15th century, at which time the clearstorey was added, the nave roof replaced and the W end of the nave rebuilt. Some interesting 14th century woodwork. Walls of coursed sandstone rubble with worked dressings, the tower in ashlar. A priest, implying a church, is mentioned in the Domesday description of Wolfhampcote.
2 Drawing of c1820.
3 Abandoned and derelict. 13th century NW tower, late 13th century N aisle. Mausoleum of the Tibbets family in 18th century Gothick.
5 The church is no longer used and has been replaced by the parish church of St Mark in Flecknoe (MWA3041). It is preserved by the ‘Friends of Friendless Churches’.
7 The church is now in the care of The Redundant Churches Fund.
8 The complexity of the church plan suggests an earlier, smaller church, consisting of a nave and chancel, was enlarged and remodelled in the 14th century by the addition of aisles and the north chapel. A test trench excavated by Warwick Museum adjacent to a subsiding buttress on the N wall of the church revealed no evidence for any earlier structure in this area and no new exact dating evidence for the N aisle and chapel or the buttress was obtained.
9 Two digital photographs taken in June 2007.
10 Correspondence from 1959.

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